Electorate Organiser (Multiple roles available, each assigned to an electorate campaign)

Closing Date

Sunday, December,05 2021 - 11:59 pm

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you passionate about community organising? We are looking for field organisers to support our federal campaigns across a range of inner Melbourne electorates. 

As a field organiser, you’ll work closely with the Australian Greens Victoria campaign team and your local electorate campaign team to implement a field strategy within your assigned electorate. 

You will build a team to support our movement to have meaningful and persuasive conversations within your electorate. You will be implementing four key elements of our election campaign at a local level; (a) volunteer recruitment and activation, (b) voter contact coordination, (c) leadership development, and (d) training. As the campaign progresses, further staff may be hired depending on location. 

This isn’t your average job: you’ll often work weekends and evenings instead of weekdays, and you’ll need to be self-motivated and flexible – but you’ll meet amazing Greens members from all walks of life, and make a real difference growing the political party that stands up for what matters. If you enjoy working with people and are passionate about building a progressive future, you’ll love this job.

The next federal election could happen anytime until May 20 2022. This election presents a crucial opportunity to put the Greens in the balance of power in the lower house and re-elect Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe.

POSITION DETAILS

Position title:

Electorate Organiser (Multiple roles available, each assigned to an electorate campaign)

Job Status:

Fixed term contract 

Primary hours:

0.8 to full time (depending on electorate assigned) with frequent evening and weekend work.

Salary:

Assistant Staff Level 2 - Professional Staff Level 3 ($56,099 - $67,881pa, pro rata) depending on experience and qualifications. Plus 10% superannuation.

Probation

A 4 week probationary period applies

Reports to:

Australian Greens Victoria Field Manager 

Position begins:

Late Jan - Early Feb 2022 

Position ends:

2 weeks after the next Federal Election or June 3, 2022, whichever is sooner

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop and manage a volunteer leadership team: Build a team of local volunteer leaders, develop their skills and support them with training, team meetings and regular 1:1 meetings. 
  2. Recruit and activate volunteers: Alongside your volunteer leadership team, execute a volunteer recruitment strategy that will allow us to grow our movement and maximise the number of volunteers directly speaking to voters at their doors, over the phone and at polling booths. 
  3. Facilitate voter contact: Through the volunteer teams you have established, oversee the execution of our voter contact strategy, including supporting voter and volunteer calling parties, door knocking events and data management. 
  4. Event management: Assist the Campaign Manager with the organisation of large events like campaign launches, community forums and fundraising dinners.
  5. Manage and report on campaign data: Initially lead on ensuring campaign supporter and voter data is kept up to date and secure and provide weekly progress reports regarding key KPIs, and write an evaluation report in the weeks following the campaign. 


SELECTION CRITERIA

Required:

  1. Commitment to the Greens’ charter and policies 
  2. Strong rapport-building and relationship skills. You can quickly build and maintain relationships of trust in a local group and broder Greens community. 
  3. Strong leadership and persuasive communication skills. You’ll be able to inspire people to understand the possibilities of people-powered change and community organising. 
  4. Experience managing volunteers, including the ability to build and supervise teams, develop volunteers skills and bring out the best in each individual team member. Experience delivering training would also be highly valued. 
  5. Outstanding organisational skills, experience in managing people and logistics to tight deadlines, you thrive in a fast paced environment. 
  6. Experience applying best practice field campaigning techniques: from campaigning infrastructure systems (such as NationBuilder), to organising strategies, to electoral and demographic data analysis and data driven campaigning. 

ABOUT THE VICTORIAN GREENS

The Greens have a proud history of speaking up for what is right, not just what is easy or what polls well. Over the course of the last four decades, the Greens have become the third force in Australian politics. 

In 2010, Adam Bandt won the seat of Melbourne, becoming the first Greens MP in the lower house. Since then, Adam has delivered for our values and our community, securing $13 billion for clean energy and getting kids dental into Medicare. Imagine what we could do with more lower house MPs! 

The Greens are much more than an environmental party. The Greens are also working in many other areas to champion integrity, decency and fairness. As well as representing constituents, the Greens speak on behalf of those who wouldn’t otherwise get much of a say inside parliament: children, refugees, students, individuals and families living in poverty and, of course, our natural environment.

HOW TO APPLY

First round applications close Sunday 5 December 2021. 

CLICK HERE to lodge your expression of interest and upload a CV. You will need to be signed into a Google account to apply for this role. Enquiries about the role should be directed to applications@vic.greens.org.au. We do not require a cover letter or additional selection criteria response from applicants. Applications that are not submitted through the above form will not be considered. 

We will read every application and should you be successful in your application, we will contact you to arrange an interview. Please be honest and thoughtful in your answers, and detail why you would be particularly well suited to the role, clearly addressing each one of the questions provided with examples and successes from your experience. 

We know that strength comes with diversity and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people of any ability, race, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation to apply.